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UN votes on Ukraine’s ‘territorial integrity’

Samizdat – October 13, 2022

The UN General Assembly has adopted a non-binding resolution accusing Moscow of an “attempted illegal annexation” and calling on member states to ignore the results of referendums in four former eastern Ukrainian regions to join Russia.

Wednesday’s 143-5 vote followed the General Assembly’s refusal on Monday to use secret ballots, as requested by Russia, amid pressure from the US and its allies to join them in condemning Moscow for the accessions. Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia had argued that for many countries “it may be very difficult” to express their views publicly.

Despite that pressure, four nations joined Russia in voting against the UN resolution, including Belarus, Syria, Nicaragua and North Korea. Among those 35 abstaining were China and India, as well as South Africa, Pakistan, Thailand, Cuba, Vietnam, Armenia and Algeria.

Before launching its military operation in Ukraine in February, Russia recognized the sovereignty of two Donbass regions, the Donetsk (DPR) and Lugansk (LPR) People’s Republics, arguing that the central power in Kiev has for far too long failed to represent and protect people living there. Residents of two other regions, Kherson and Zaporozhye, also voted by wide margins in public referendums last month to declare independence and join Russia. President Vladimir Putin signed the unification treaties with the four new Russian regions on October 5.

The UNGA condemned those plebiscites as “illegal,” saying the four regions are temporarily occupied because of Russian aggression, in violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. Wednesday’s resolution calls on all nations and the UN to refuse recognition of the accessions.

Moscow argued the referendums were the only legitimate way for people to exercise their right for self-determination and be protected from their former government. In a recent speech, Putin cited “an inherent right sealed in Article 1 of the UN Charter, which directly states the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.”

Putin also previously argued that the UN itself set a legal precedent for the referendums, after its International Court of Justice ruled that Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008 did not violate international law.

UN leaders have dismissed such parallels, with General Assembly President Csaba Korosi reiterating on Monday that the referendums in the former Ukrainian regions were illegal while calling to “find a political solution based on the UN Charter and the international law.”

Rejecting the referendums as a “sham,” Kiev – which receives military assistance, training and intelligence from NATO nations on an unprecedented scale –  said it is determined to beat Russia on the battlefield. Ukraine insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked, even as its former president admitted that Kiev’s main goal since 2014 Minsk agreements was to use the Germany- and France-brokered ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

October 12, 2022 - Posted by | Aletho News | , ,

9 Comments »

  1. “The UN General Assembly has adopted a non-binding resolution accusing Moscow of an “attempted illegal annexation” and calling on member states to ignore the results of referendums in four former eastern Ukrainian regions to join Russia”.

    A “non binding resolution”? What is the point of a Non binding resolution? Just another example of how useless the UN has become. It resolves nothing and in any general vote within the UN, whatever the outcome of the “World Body”, the Security Council, can and does reject the votes of the General Assembly.
    It’s like, whatever the rest of the World votes for, 99 times out of 100, it ends up in the garbage bin.
    What a waste of time and Money?

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | October 12, 2022 | Reply

    • ….And, what is the point of Israel being granted “Observer Status” at the UN? It cannot be bound by any decision making process, and in a worse case scenario, the USA always backs Israel’s position in the Security Council.
      So, Israel can continue to abuse, persecute or even kill Palestinians, with Impunity.
      Israel also has “observer status at the International Criminal Court as well.
      As a matter of integrity and commitment Israel should either be IN or OUT, like the rest of us.
      Why do they get “special treatment”?

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | October 12, 2022 | Reply

      • As to “illegal annexation,” hypocrisy, etc., I have two words that relate to sovereign, beleaguered, valiant Syria and the arrogance and psychotic criminality of the Zionist terrorist monster on its doorstep: Golan Heights.

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        Comment by roberthstiver | October 13, 2022 | Reply

        • Let me guess…..”F U”…???

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          Comment by brianharryaustralia | October 13, 2022 | Reply

          • That too, Brian! (And maybe we should add another two words: Donald Trump — anent the guy/bully who took uber-Zionist Sheldon Adelson’s (may that bas*ard not R.I.P.) $20 MILLION electoral ‘donation’ as the “deal” that made him/Donald Trump accede to Adelson’s wet dreams of (i) US Embassy in Jerusalem, (ii) brazen thievery of the Golan Heights from Syria, (iii) the dastardly Abraham Accords (surely among other acts of Zioperfidy that served to drive the Palestinians’ and Arab World’s pride and patriotic and cherished causes further under the bus, knee on neck). Perhaps, it just occurs to me, the Abraham Accords should have been named the Adelson Accords….

            As a commentary I read the other day noted, the only action Donald Trump did not take (so far) to bring Sheldon Adelson’s wet dreams to Zio-orgasm was the (so far) nuclear-bomb obliteration of Iran….

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            Comment by roberthstiver | October 13, 2022 | Reply

  2. Here’s voting that counts: boycott Israel, STARBUCKS, AMAZON and other Zionist entities including banks.

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    Comment by rediscover911com | October 13, 2022 | Reply

  3. The UN has condemned Israel 80 times…..and the West is ok with nothing being dont about Israel defying the condemnations.

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    Comment by tracy | October 13, 2022 | Reply

  4. What’s the UN’s thinking about Germany, Spain and UK funding Al Qaeda and ISIS mercenaries to fight against Russians in Ukraine?

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    Comment by rediscover911com | October 13, 2022 | Reply

    • What does it matter what the UN think? The UN is just a “Hot air generator” which does NOT solve problems between Nations!

      “What have they ever done for us”?

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | October 13, 2022 | Reply


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